Colorwork Crazy for Interweave Knits
Somehow I have lost my blog track (if there ever was one here?). Wasn't the point of this blog to talk about knitting and stitching. I get a bit distracted, as you can see, by my every day life.
The third sweater I did for the the Fall 2006 issue of Interweave Knits is "Little Majolica." This pullover for kids speaks autumn to me - the colors look like spent tired leaves and the brown has got that spicey feeling of cinnamon and cloves. And wherever did Pam find that adorable child? Does she/he look happy or what? I can't tell whether it is a girl or a boy - and I like that. When I designed the colorway for this pullover, I wanted it to appeal to both boys and girls. I think it does although Julia tells me it would look much better with a little pink in it.
For all of you adults who want this sweater to fit you - I'm really sorry but I just don't have an inch of time to do custom sizing. (I must have had at least ten people write so far! P.S. Keep the comments and requests coming because that way I feel appreciated - it's lonely out there in the sunflower field.) What I suggest is going to your local yarn store and maybe there you'll find a math whiz who can help you out!
It's knit of Julia Wool /Mohair/ Alpaca from Nashua Handknits which by the way should be in many local yarn stores by now in the States and Canada. For overseas knitters, contact Lucinda at Wild Wools and she will be happy to ship to you.
Attention Retailers: I am in the midst of preparing a "Where to Find Julia Yarn" for my website. If you carry it, could you please shoot me an e-mail along with your phone number and website if you have one. Thanks! My e-mail address can be found in a link at the bar at the right.